Wilson and Anderson place for short-stacked Phoenix wrestling

By Craig Enos - For the News-Tribune

Courtesy photo Sam Wilson working for a pin against Keystone.

The senior duo of Sam Wilson (182 pounds) and Morality Anderson (285) placed in their second tournament of the season.

They led an abbreviated Phoenix team with only five wrestlers representing Oberlin in the eight-team field. Rounding out the team were Robert Bouchonville (126), Heath Fredrickson (132), and Brendan Ortiz (145).

Wilson placed third with a 2-3 record. At the end of the day, three wrestlers were tied with identical 2-3 records.

Wilson secured third place by the tie breaker criteria — most pins. He won both his matches by pin while the other two opponents only had one fall. His losses were all by decision: 3-1, 6-0, and 8-6. He holds a 7-4 record with five pins and 11 takedowns.

Anderson won three matches in his pool to qualify for the championship bracket and a spot in the top four.

Because of a recurring knee injury, it was a coaching decision to take an injury default out of the tournament and take home the fourth place hardware.

Anderson won two matches by pin and the third by a 7-5 decision. He has a 6-5 record with three of the losses the result of medical defaults. Anderson also has five pins to his credit including the team quickest at 18 seconds.

Fredrickson, a first-year wrestler, had his first varsity match. Although he and Bouchonville didn’t win, they gained valuable experience and show improvement every week.

Ortiz finished the weekend 1-2 in his pool with his sole victory the result of a quick 34-second pin over his Revere opponent.

The Phoenix wrestlers will travel to Brooklyn this Saturday to participate in the inaugural Brooklyn Brawl. Wrestling will take place in their new field house starting at 10 a.m.

Courtesy photo Sam Wilson working for a pin against Keystone.


Courtesy photo Sam Wilson working for a pin against Keystone.

By Craig Enos

For the News-Tribune